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These titles begin the new Classical Guitar Masterworks series. Each book in the series that features a celebrated composer also includes information on the composer in context of music history, useful for interpreting the music and perfect for program notes. 
Beethoven: Selected Works Transcribed for Guitar is a collection of 18 famous Beethoven pieces. Included are arrangements such as the theme to the second movement of Symphony No. 7, “Ode to Joy” and “Rage Over a Lost Penny.” Mozart: Selected Works Transcribed for Guitar includes 14 arrangements of the most famous Mozart pieces.

Read more: Alfred Music Classical Guitar Masterworks Series

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Alan Parsons’ Art & Science of Sound Recording is a complete rewrite and reappraisal of the award-winning video series. Parsons takes his approach to sound recording to the next level with technical background information detailed diagrams, and in-depth discussion on each of the twenty-four topics, from “A Brief History of Recording “ to the now-classic “Dealing with Disasters.”

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Written as a tribute to the composer’s parents, this Grade 2 original for horn features an expressive melody that’s expanded through a series of simple variations marked by rallentandos. A piano interlude after the opening thematic statement allows adequate resting time for young performers.

Read more: "Elegy" by Gary Gazlay from Kendor Music

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This new book is designed for serious musicians as a strategic, step-by-step guide to producing a fully customized, low budget plan to market their music at a time when new technologies make it possible to attract attention independently and leverage their own careers. Written in a conversational tone with samples, examples, expert Q&A, and graphics,

Read more: 'Music Marketing for the DIY Musician' from Hal Leonard

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Nineteen sixty-four saw The Beatles debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, Lyndon B. Johnson win a landslide re-election, and Colin Bailey release Bass Drum Control. This book has become a perennial favorite, helping countless drummers develop their bass drum technique and increase their flexibility through the mastery of exercises. Hal Leonard Corporation is proud to reissue Bass Drum Control – one of its consistent bestsellers for decades – in a special 50th anniversary edition. Deemed one of the “25 Greatest Drum Books of All Time” by Modern Drummer, the book is the bible on the subject.

Read more: 'Bass Drum Control' from HLC Celebrates 50 Years with Aniv. Edition

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Meredith Music's new Intermediate Studies for Developing Artists on the Flute, Intermediate Studies for Developing Artists on the Oboe and Intermediate Studies for Developing Artists on the Bassoon (by Shelley Jagow) cover all styles appropriate to intermediate methods for woodwinds. They include music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century eras while representing more than a dozen countries.

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The new Carl Fischer Music 2014-0215 String Orchestra features 35 new titles, including a variety of music for all levels featuring some of the best known names in string orchestra writing, such as Alan Lee Silva, Keiko Yamada, Sean O'Loughlin, Joseph Compello, Doris Gazda, Matt Turner, George Sweet, Bill Calhoun, Yukiko Nishimura, Kevin Mixon, Deborah Baker Monday, David Hinds, and Larry Clark, along with new composer James Meredith.

Read more: Carl Fischer 2014-2015 String Orchestra Catalog

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Alfred Music's Serious Blues series features book and DVD packs for aspiring blues guitarists in search of an authentic sound. Each title features lessons from blues masters with licks and examples in both standard notation and TAB. For experienced beginners, Scott A. Smith’s Serious Blues: Essential Phrasing teaches phrasing techniques and tricks like solo construction, phrasing over a 12-bar blues, the blues scale, pentatonic box patterns, and playing multiple scales over a single chord. Mark Dziuba’s Serious Blues: Expanding Grooves helps intermediate guitarists expand their groove palette.

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The JazzDeck™ "textbook in a box" is designed to help players of all levels build confidence and sharpen their chops as jazz soloists. Comprised of 54 high-grade playing cards color-coded by chord type, the JazzDeck systematically illustrates the ways to excel as a soloist. With its presentation and multi-dimensional, non-notation platform, the JazzDeck is especially suited to players of any stage.

Read more: JazzDeck by NorCal Jazz

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Alfred Music encourages women to express themselves by learning how to play lead and rhythm guitar with the new method Women’s Road to Rock Guitar, written by successful rock guitar performer and educator Nikki O’Neill. For beginning to intermediate guitarists, Women’s Road to Rock Guitar covers song structure, how to write a chord chart, guitar care, using pedal effects, and playing songs by ear. This method teaches power chords, open chords, barre chords, rock chord progressions, and how to strum them in chord progressions and songs—all with written examples in TAB notation. Topics for rock lead guitar playing include hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, slides, tapping, the whammy bar, and harmonics. O’Neill provides in-depth and easy-to-understand explanations, as well as an accompanying audio CD with examples of key concepts that allow users to play along with jam tracks.

Read more: 'Women's Road to Rock Guitar' from Alfred Music

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